A long tome Resident of Knocklyon has asked us to post this item. We in Knocklyon Network echo his view that many of the promises over the last 40 plus years for Knocklyon by SDCC have not been fulfilled and especially those around Dodder Valley Park or as it was initially known as Cherryfield Park.
“Knocklyon & Development of Cherryfield”
“In the mid seventies when Knocklyon was initially developed as a high density area, the now South Dublin County Council (SDCoCo) promised a range of local sporting and social amenities. Cherryfield was to be developed for the use of the local community. What has in fact happened with Cherryfield is that it has been given totally to the Ballyboden St Enda’s (BBSE) GAA club to use as its own. While it is acknowledged that the BBSE is a local club catering for young people in the area it is not the only sporting group which needs support. This is an issue of equality for all sports.
The people of Knocklyon and surrounding areas would like to see children’s playgrounds, an athletic track, soccer pitches and pitch and putt developed in Cherryfield as promised by the Council. The development of these sporting amenities will greatly benefit the Knocklyon area and are long overdue.
It is incumbent on SDCoCo to meet its obligations in relation to Knocklyon. SDCoCo is the beneficiary of substantial property taxes from the Knocklyon area and has a duty to provide long promised amenities for Knocklyon in Cherryfield.”
Knocklyon Network over the last 6 years has repeatedly asked SDCC for a development plan for Dodder Valley Park. None has been supplied ,by which we must infer none is in existence. We support the plan by Councillor Francis Duffy as shown by the link below.